The LRTL is a community run tournament made up of community members as well as TL writers and staff members. We value and appreciate the efforts of community mapmakers so we drew upon entrants into the recent map contest to form the majority of our map pool. In the end, we selected Neo Catalyst, Port Aleksander, Pandora, Ametrin and Incubation. But we're looking for new maps for the next round and that's why I'm making this post. Those in charge of the event (including myself) love funky maps for such a jokey tournament. It's why we had Templar change all the bases on Incubation to gold minerals. It's also why we included Caldeum 3 as one of the maps.
So this is a call to arms of sorts as well as a bit of a challenge and a dare. As I said, we were hoping for a new map and we want something that transcends the "new" section. So here are the features we want and the maps they were inspired by.
Neo Bifrost: High Ground Path Around The Map
Bifrost has an absurd path that rings around the majority of the map. What it was intended to enable is beyond me, but it's there.
Caldeum 3: Mineral Walls and Assimilator Walls
Caldeum 3 has a pair of mineral walls with 20 minerals each between the natural and fourth. It also has dead assimilators that can be killed to open up a ramp wide enough for small units to pass through, but not larger ones.
Fighting Spirit: Stupid Gold Base In The Middle
It might have worked in BW, but it's terrible in SC2. We're here to see if anything has changed since 2013.
Neo Arkanoid: Creep Tumors and Timed Destrucible Rocks
Arkanoid has this really elegant way to slow expansion for Protoss or Terran. There are creep tumors with 200 health, four armor and regeneration that block the natural and third. Zerg can still expand to them, but the other races need to kill them before they can expand. It also has destructible rocks that blow up after a certain amount of time. They went overboard with it on this map, but maybe we can incorporate it with a gentler touch.
Outboxer: Island Bases
Outboxer is one of the best proleague only maps ever, but the island bases are some of its most unnecessary features. Fuck it, let's have some island bases.
So there you have it. We're looking for someone to make Neo BideumSpiritnoidboxer. If we like what you've come up with we'll use the map in the next round of our tournament. Thank you very much for considering this request and good luck!